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Re: Why Lua support was removed

From: Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: Why Lua support was removed
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 16:12:45 +0200

Here is the repo:
As to why is not in main repo:
1) it's a different license
2) it's a large codebase compared to grub itself
3) it's useful only in edge cases

So it was kept in separate repo
If you have any trouble please let me know

On Wed, 14 Oct 2020, 10:34 Tianjia Zhang, <> wrote:
Hi everyone,

I want to use lua to do some logic on grub, which needs to be embedded
in the lua interpreter. I found that grub supports lua as early as 2009,
and only a few months later, the lua was removed. I checked the
Changelog and git log, the reason for removal was not found, I want to
know why the support for lua was removed.

Judging from the current situation, if grub wants to support a scripting
language, lua is undoubtedly the most suitable and completely feasible.
Is it acceptable to support lua in grub now? If possible, I will
consider doing this.

Best regards,

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